Quality is value to some people.
Damiano Distante is Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Rome Unitelma Sapienza (Italy).
He received a PhD in Information Engineering from the Department of Engineering for Innovation of the University of Salento (Italy), and a Master Degree in Computer Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of the same University.
From 2004 until 2008 he was Research Associate (postdoc) at the Research Centre of Software Technology (RCOST) of the Department of Engineering of the University of Sannio (Italy).
During his PhD he was a Visiting Researcher at the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering of the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) (USA).
His research activities relate to the area of Software Engineering, Software Maintenance and Evolution, Web Engineering, Conceptual Modeling, Model-Driven Engineering, Information Retrieval and Data Mining.
More specifically his research interests include:
- Methodologies and models for the conceptual user-centered design
of web applications.
- Model-driven development and fast prototyping of web applications.
- Techniques and tools for the reverse engineering of software systems in general and web-based systems in particular.
- Approaches and tools for the quality improvement and evolution of web-based systems.
- Information retrieval and data mining applications.
- E-learning platforms and technologies.